RN BN MHlthSc (Inf Control) TAE40116 Cert IV in Training & Assessment Immunisation Certificate NHHI Gold Standard Auditor & Assessor MACN
Megan is a registered general nurse with a Certificate in Infection Control obtained from Fremantle Hospital (1988). She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing at Edith Cowan University in 1999, Masters in Health Science (Infection Control) with Honors at Griffith University in 2002, Immunisation Certificate in 2008 and TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in 2015.
Megan has 35 years knowledge, skills and experience working in the specialist area of infection prevention and management, and HIV/AIDS in the community, residential, office-based, acute, ambulatory and day surgery health care settings. Over the years, she has attended and presented posters and papers at state, national and international conferences, published in Australian Infection Control peer-review journal, established a respite house for people living with HIV disease, guest lectured to undergraduate nurses at Edith Cowan University and until recently co-coordinated a Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control course with the Centre for Nursing Education at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
In 1998 Megan commenced Hands-On Infection Control which provides an infection prevention advisory, education and immunisation services to over 100 acute, community, residential, volunteer, office-based, day surgery, rehabilitation, child care, personal services, corrective/justice, aviation, industry and training organisations in both metropolitan, rural and remote Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Megan continues to participate in professional development opportunities, which reflect the need to know of, understand and professionally practice evidence-based infection prevention and management. Her professional memberships include the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc (APIC), Australian College of Nursing (ACN), Sterilizing Research & Advisory Council of Australia (SRACA WA), Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Ltd, Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA) and Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA).
Megan has held executive positions on both State and National infection control professional associations/colleges. She was appointed as a Director to the First Executive Council of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) in January 2012 for a period of two years. Megan is currently a member of the ACIPC Scientific Conference Committee with a keen focus on developing the aged care program. In 2022, she was appointed to the RACGP Technical Working Group which reviewed the infection prevention and control guidelines. Megan is also a subject mater expert (SME) with the Victorian Infection Prevention Helpline.